As I imagine that most of my American friends are off celebrating their independence from us, I thought it was an appropriate time to have a bit of a UK-centric post.
Apologies to those of you who are neither celebrating today nor based in the UK but here's a picture of a llama in a car to make up for it.
Said cake was from a new company called Baker Days who make a whole series of beautifully designed and personalised cakes which they deliver all over the UK. The real stroke of genius, however, is their letterbox cake, the 'world's smallest personalised cake in a tin' (although I don't know how much competition they have for that title...).
These cakes are are about an inch thick and about 5 inches in diameter and, as the name suggest, fit through your letterbox. They come packaged in a pretty tin and a box so are secure enough to withstand whatever the postal services can throw at them. You can choose from six different types of cake including lemon, carrot and chocolate chip, and 300 designs. I was very tempted to go for the One Direction cake...
I was also excited to see that they had a gluten free option which I decided to try. The cake was really quite delicious, buttery and moist without any of the weird after tastes or textures you sometimes get with gluten free cakes. The cake is covered in a thin layer of fondant icing which is, I have to admit, not my favourite thing in the world but it was just the right balance of cake to icing.
Cakes start from £14.99 and you can get between four and six slices out of a cake. Or you can eat the whole thing during a penalty shoot out involving England.
Disclosure: I was sent a free cake of my choice from Baker Days. I wasn't compensated in any way for this post and the opinions are all my own. Baker Days were sadly unable to stop England losing the penalty shoot out. Not that I hold that against them really...